Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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17 226PAPE CEYLON is Nafing o 20 40 C Miles Adam's NORTHERN Mullaittivu Bridge Mannars PROVINCE INCE EAS Trincomalee NORTH Anuradhapura CENTRAL NORTH Puttalam ) PROVINCE WESTERN Batticaloa Chilaw PROVINCE Matale Kurunegala PROVINCE ...
The island was divided administratively into nine Provinces and some of the Provinces were subdivided into Districts . In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G.A. ) , a senior civil servant of 20 ...
He had retired after 50 years in the Ceylon Civil Service , all of it spent in Jaffna , and over 40 years as Government Agent , Northern Province . On his retirement he bought a house and continued to live in Jaffna .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review